Increased policing presence at Scampton this weekend
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Lincolnshire Police will be monitoring and patrolling ongoing protests outside the former RAF Scampton base for the remainder of the week.
There will be a heightened policing presence in the area which will include regular patrols in vehicles and by foot, along with other policing activity, and the continued engagement with those at the location to provide advice on safe and lawful protest.
This is to keep protestors who are behaving in a lawful way, along with our local community, safe, following an increase in protest activity and suspected crime and disorder earlier this week by a minority of people.
We will take swift and robust action against anyone who attends the area and causes disruption or commits offences.
We understand there are rumours circulating that we have an increased policing presence due to asylum seekers arriving this weekend. This is not accurate; we do not believe that there will be any residents arriving at the centre this weekend, nor do we have a date for their arrival.
We are working closely with the Home Office and security on the site to understand any developments.